Brisbane Heat hope to pull off a heist
Brisbane Heat’s journey to the BBL finals has been exhilarating to say the least. They were in no position to get into the top five at the halfway stage in the tournament, but has surpassed odds to reach the eliminator where they will meet Adelaide Strikers, who have had a mixed season too. Even with a few big overseas stars absent, Brisbane Heat have odds of 1.74 to win this clash, but it will be a tough fixture for Chris Lynn and his men.
Adelaide Strikers won three of their last five matches and we’re on an upswing at the end of the season after a bit of a slump in the middle post Rashid Khan’s departure. It will be a big ask of them to beat the Heat, especially when their batting line-up has consistently been churning out cracking performances of late. Their odds of beating Brisbane Heat stand at 1.90
Recent and overall record favour the Strikers
The Strikers have won eight of the five head-to-head clashes against Brisbane Heat and have also won three of their last four fixtures against them. They come into the eliminator with a decent run of form behind them, including a win over the Heat.
RECOMMENDED BET: Adelaide Strikers have had the better season and have odds of 1.90 to beat Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat have won their last two league matches, but they are a tad over-reliant on their batting line-up to win them games. This could backfire against a strong bowling unit like Strikers.
Keep an eye on…
Alex Carey: Adelaide Strikers have a phenomenal batsman in form in Alex Carey at the top of the order. The Australian wicket-keeper batsman has a hundred in the season and 412 runs at an average of 34.33. He is the fourth highest run-scorer too.
TIP: Chris Lynn has been in outstanding touch and has odds of 7.00 to win the Player of the Match award.
Chris Lynn: Chris Lynn is a run machine and Brisbane Heat’s biggest player. He is the highest run-scorer in BBL history and also the third highest run-scorer this season in the league. If Strikers can keep Lynn quiet half the battle is won. On the flipside, if Lynn goes big, Brisbane’s chances improve massively.